Posts Tagged ‘humor’

What Do You Do When Your Parents Read Your Childhood Love Letters?

What Do You Do When Your Parents Read Your Childhood Love Letters?

A few hours ago, I got a text from my mom asking who “Shelby” is. In response, my mom sent me this, along with the explanation that she and my dad were going through my old letters and notes in an attempt to separate the trash from the treasure: I must admit, I was a […]


Two Things to Make You Smile Today

Two Things to Make You Smile Today

I saw two things this weekend that really made me smile and laugh, so I wanted to share them with you. The first is a video a father made of his 5-year-old daughter on a homemade American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Not only does the kid do a great job on the course, but there […]


What’s Your Favorite Billboard?

Okay, so you may not have a favorite billboard. Until a few weeks ago, neither did I. I was driving from St. Louis to Virginia, and I was going through a patch of West Virginia (apparently all of my travel stories involve West Virginia) where there’s a big cave system. I can’t remember the name […]


What’s Your Least Flattering Selfie?

What's Your Least Flattering Selfie?

9 years ago today, I wrote my first blog entry. To commemorate this occasion, I offer to you my least flattering selfie. Before I show it, let me tell you why I took it. Last week, I went to the dentist for my 6-month checkup. Everything looked good, but the dentist said that everyone should […]


Twins Day 2016

Twins Day 2016

As is tradition on this blog, every year on this day I celebrate a special miracle. Since this is the 10th anniversary of this occasion, I will be celebrating by attempting to wear what I think my co-founder will be wearing for our weekly meeting this evening. On March 1, 2006, something incredible happened. My […]


Have You Ever Been Unexpectedly Propositioned?

Have You Ever Been Unexpectedly Propositioned?

I had something happen to me this evening that I absolutely must share. This week a podcaster named Chris reached out to me (board game publisher Jamey, not personal blog writer Jamey) to interview me for his podcast. I happily agreed, and we set the time for 8:00 tonight. Around 6:3o, before eating dinner, I […]


More of What I Say in My Sleep

More of What I Say in My Sleep

A few months ago, thanks to an amazing app called SleepTalk, I shared some short clips of odd things I say in my sleep. The last few months have been colder than the time of those previous recordings, which has added up to less talking and more snoring, but I finally accumulated 5 solid clips to […]


The Upstairs Neighbor

Have you ever had an upstairs neighbor who makes the strangest sounds? My walls are pretty thick, so I don’t here much. But recently in the evenings, something has been going on in the unit above mine that makes the entire condo shake. It’s not consistent, like rowdy sex–it’s more like THUNK THUNK THUNK long pause […]


Santa Baby: The Funniest SNL Sketch So Far This Year

Ryan Gosling hosted SNL this past Saturday, and he did a pretty good job. He broke into real laughter during several sketches, which is always fun to watch. But the highlight was a prerecorded sketch called “Santa Baby” that made me laugh harder than any sketch this year, even on repeat viewings. I really don’t […]


The Best Photo of a Girl Holding an Owl That You’ll See Today

The Best Photo of a Girl Holding an Owl That You'll See Today

A few days ago I stumbled upon this photo online: This is spectacular. Really, not much more than that needs to be said. I wasn’t sure if I’d blog about it because I have nothing to say about it, but when I clicked on the link again today, I laughed out loud again. Also, if […]


What Is Your DJ Name?

What Is Your DJ Name?

Today I was listening to my favorite new podcast, Untitled Rothfuss, when I thought of this blog entry. The podcast is basically just Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy author of The Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity) telling stories about their lives. Near the beginning of this week’s episode, Rothfuss revealed that he had decided […]


I Drove a Truck and Hit Puberty Today

I Drove a Truck and Hit Puberty Today

Due to a series of unfortunate events involving a rental car, today I found myself sitting in Dodge Ram 2500 on the streets above St. Louis. And yes, I mean “above.” I’ve never driven a truck before, and this was quite the introduction. This truck sits a good 3 feet above any other car on […]


I Cannot Stop Laughing at This

The other day I clicked on some Facebook link that took me to a bunch of amusing gifs. One of them made me laugh so hard that I knew I had to share it with you, especially on a Monday when most of you have to get dressed up to go to your offices while […]


Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Text reminders from doctors have gotten a little out of control. Recently I had a dentist check up, followed a few days later by the eye doctor experience. For both appointments, I received several text reminders leading up to the appointment. Now, I understand why doctors do this. At least, I think I do. They […]


The Horror: I Bought the Wrong Flavor of Ice Cream

The Horror: I Bought the Wrong Flavor of Ice Cream

Mere hours ago, I experienced one of the greatest horrors of my adult life. After a long day of jury duty (rather, of sitting in a room waiting to be called for jury duty…and never being called), I dropped by the grocery store. As I passed by the ice cream aisle, I thought, “Why not […]


The Cat Food Diet

The Cat Food Diet

I go grocery shopping about once a week. I wouldn’t call it a hassle, but it’s certainly not super convenient. Even with a specific list, I often spend 60 minutes wandering the aisles, trying to figure out what to cook. I usually spend $100 per visit, so it adds up to about $400 a month. […]


The Eight Greatest Wonder of the World: Twins Day

The Eight Greatest Wonder of the World: Twins Day

On March 1, 2006, something incredible happened. My coworkers and I were enjoying lunch together in the meeting room of my first “real” job. Halfway through my sandwich, I looked over at my coworker, Tracy, and realized that she and I were wearing similar outfits. “Hey, we match,” I told her. Another coworker piped up. […]


Humor in Repetition: It’s Funny, Then Not Funny, Then Really Funny

Have you ever noticed that sometimes a joke is funny at first, then not funny as it’s repeated more and more, then it gets really funny? Someone recently pointed out how Seth Macfarlane uses this technique. He’ll have a character do something kind of dumb (but funny), and the character does it multiple times in a row. […]


The Best (and Weirdest) Gif I’ve Ever Seen

I’m still not a big fan of gifs (I want to pause them so badly!), but I have to share this with you. You’re not even reading this paragraph, are you? You’re already watching the gif. I could say anything I want right now and you’d have no idea. I used to eat peanut-butter pickle […]


Zappos for Dates

Zappos for Dates

Zappos (and now Amazon) does one of the coolest things for new employees. It’s called “The Offer.” A week or two into an employee’s training program, each new hire is offered one month’s salary…to quit. The idea is that it helps to weed out people who don’t actually want to work at Zappos rather than […]


The Pickle Request

The Pickle Request

Last night I received a puzzling e-mail from a complete stranger. Here’s a screenshot of it from my phone: Think about that for a minute. Perhaps post your thoughts in the comments before continuing. I read the e-mail a dozen times, and I couldn’t figure it out. So I did what anyone would do: I […]


The Comedian

At a lovely fundraising event on Saturday night, I experienced something for the first time: I was present when a comedian completely bombed. He started off pretty well, warming up the crowd with some gimmicks to get clapping and applauding. In hindsight, I should have known that things were going downhill, because one of the […]


Pet Peeve #60: “Easy Open” Bags That Are Hard for Me to Open

Pet Peeve #60: "Easy Open" Bags That Are Hard for Me to Open

Yesterday I tore into a bag of Mission tortilla strips only to find that the bag wouldn’t open. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be a problem. But this was no ordinary bag of tortilla chips, my friends. In bold letters at the top of the bag, complete with two dainty finger icons, were the words, “Easy-open bag.” […]


The Hall of Fame Bargain Bin

The Hall of Fame Bargain Bin

This past Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL record for most passing TDs with a total of 509 (then, later in the game, 510) touchdowns. The ball that scored the record-breaking touchdown was later transported to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This made me wonder: When a record like that […]